- Disney+ is launching next Tuesday.
- The content list features a ton of Disney originals, as well as Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, and National Geographic content.
- You can get Disney+ for $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year.
Disney+ is soon getting launched and we have a ton of content to look forward to. Aside from the content that gets us excited, we'll also discuss the features that you can expect from the service.
Right now, you can preorder Disney+, but it will only become available to watch starting with November 12th, which is next Tuesday, if you weren't keeping track. On debut, the platform will feature over 600 TV shows and movies, which is quite impressive. If you love classic Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, and more, you've got a lot to look forward to.
Launch Date and Price
As mentioned, Disney+ opens up on Tuesday, November 12th. The platform comes with a 7-day free trial, but the subscription price sits at $6.99 per month after that. If you want to pay for the full year, you'll have to shell out $69.99.
There are also some other subscription offers. For instance, if you want to package up Hulu and ESPN+, you can get them for a bundle on November 12th for $12.99 per month.
Also, similar to Apple TV+ which offers a year-long subscription to people who buy new Apple devices, if you have an annual pass to Disney's theme parks you can save $40 on a three-year subscription or $20 on a two-year subscription plan. Of course, this one only works in the United States.
International Launch Dates
Disney+ is going to be an international affair, as they plan to reach between 60 and 90 million subscribers globally by 2025. On November 12th, the platform opens up for people in the United States, Canada, and Netherlands. On November 19th, the platform also opens up for Australia and New Zealand.
The following release dates are not yet defined, as Disney has estimates only. The UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain are getting Disney+ by March 31st, 2020. Eastern Europe is getting the platform as early as October 2020. Similar launch dates are available for Latin America. The Asia Pacific region is getting the platform over the next two years.
The Disney+ platform is getting ready to reach any home by becoming available on as many platforms as possible. According to the information we have, there's wide device support that includes phones, tablets, connected TVs, streaming media boxes, computers, and so on.
The service will be available via Roku's boxes, sticks, and TVs, Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad, Android phones and tablets, Android TV, as well as Chromecast, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Of course, you'll also be able to stream the content through your browser on your computer.
When it comes to features, Disney+ wants you to be able to enjoy its content at the best quality. Disney+ will, therefore, be able to stream 4K Ultra HD content in Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Dolby Atmos immersive audio.
All subscribers will also be able to create up to seven user profiles for different members, picking avatars from Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel and so on, much like you can do on Netflix. Of course, these ones maybe a little better known than Tru from True and the Magic Kingdom to your kids.
On Disney+, subscribers can download an unlimited number of videos for offline viewers, and you can do this on up to 10 different phones and tablets. You can even download a title multiple times. We guess, Disney really understands how they can get parents out of tantrums by allowing them to have videos at the ready anywhere they may be.
At launch, you should expect the service to support English, Spanish, French, and Dutch, so you'll be able to switch between these for the interface, but also for audio support and subtitles. Additional languages will become available as the service launches worldwide.
When it comes to content, Disney is not messing around. This was, of course, to be expected, given the massive library that they have and quite a large amount of content they've acquired in the past few years, such as Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars. Plus, you also get content from National Geographic if you want to turn things educational for your kids.
Besides the content everyone is expecting to see here, you should also look forward to original content, such as The Mandalorian (featuring Pedro Pascal). Other series we're all eagerly awaiting are The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (featuring Antony Mackie and Sebastian Stan), Hawkeye (featuring Jeremy Renner), Loki (featuring Tom Hiddleston), Untitled Rogue One Prequel Series (featuring Diego Luna), and more.
Here are some of the films you can expect to watch on Disney+ at launch:
- Avengers: Age of Ultron
- Captain Marvel
- Iron Man
- Star Wars (all episodes)
- Cars (1, 2, 3)
- Toy Story
- Monsters Inc.
- 101 Dalmatians
- The Aristocats
- The Jungle Book
- The Lion King (1994 & 2019)
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
- Mary Poppins
- Old Yeller
- The Parent Trap
- Pirates of the Caribbean (all movies)
If you visit this tweet, you'll find all the titles Disney+ is adding from its vast library. It's truly extensive so make sure you have the time.
It. Is. Time. From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Mandalorian, check out basically everything coming to #DisneyPlus in the U.S. on November 12.
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) October 14, 2019
Will Disney+ Be Successful?
It sure will! It's Disney, after all, and they've been doing this for about a century. It's a full empire at this point and they'll be taking Disney+ global, which gives them even better chances of success. The content is top quality, the subscription price is relatively low, the features the service offers are great; there's no reason why Disney+ should fail.
On the other hand, it won't be the Netflix killer many are saying it will be. Netflix has been around long enough become part of pop culture (Netflix and chill is a phrase everyone uses) and the content they offer is also quite good. Sure, they won't have access to a lot of Disney and Marvel content once Disney+ launches, but they didn't have troves of it anyway. In the end, people will do as they please, but Disney+ isn't a replacement for Netflix; it can be a great companion, though. In the US, the mixing of Disney+ and Hulu may push people to quit Netflix, but Hulu isn't available beyond US borders, so that's not an option worldwide.
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